President Obama “they didn’t serve any alcohol”

Below is from the President’s trip to the Treasury for the going away party for Treasury Secretary Geithner (and obviously the President was joking.)

Subject: In-town WH Pool Report #3-a


The pooler’s comment that elicited a response from POTUS as he left the Treasury building was inaccurate. It wasn’t picked up on the recordings, but I am told that the pooler did not yell a question but instead made the statement, “You said you like a good party.”

To which, as the previous pool report correctly noted, POTUS replied with a big grin, “They didn’t serve any alcohol.” He took a couple steps and added, “Still on a budget.”




Jackie Calmes

New York Times Washington bureau